21 Glamorous Photos That Prove Lauren Hutton Was the Original It-Girl

Before there was Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Alexa Chung, there was Lauren Hutton. Born Mary Laurence Hutton in Charleston, South Carolina, the aspiring model moved to New York just after college, where she changed her name and quickly became the picture of American beauty, swiftly amassing a record 26 covers of Vogue magazine. But Hutton was not just a pretty face. The model effortlessly transitioned into the actress role, starring in iconic films such as 1980’s The Gambler. Nearly three decades later, Hutton shows no signs of slowing down. Yesterday, it was announced that Hutton, now 73-years-old would be the new face of Calvin Klein Underwear (alongside Kirsten Dunst, Rashida Jones, and Laura Harrier, among others), starring in the ad campaign lensed by Sofia Coppola. Here, a look back at some of Hutton’s most glamorous moments from the ’70s and ’80s, a testament to the fact that true It-dom never fades.


Lauren Hutton poses in a sleeveless dress in a pleated fabric by Mary McFadden, 1974


Lauren Hutton models herringbone overalls and a matching cape from Victor Joris’ Cuddlecoat collection, with wool socks and a helmet by Emme, circa 1975.


Lauren Hutton covers up while doing a photoshoot in a London studio, 1978.


Lauren Hutton pairs a fedora with a glass of Champagne.


Lauren Hutton shows off her legs in a mini-gold dress.


Lauren Hutton poses with a beer in hand following a taping of Saturday Night Live.


Lauren Hutton flashes her famous grin while wearing a gold blazer.


Lauren Hutton strikes a pose wearing a tailored suit and matching hat.


Lauren Hutton shows her Yankees pride in a team cap.


Lauren Hutton covers up, stifling a laugh, while debuting a brand new pixie cut.


Lauren Hutton appears stunned by the camera lens.


Ricard Gere and Lauren Hutton attend the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.


Lauren Hutton during 11th Annual Diana Vreeland Costume Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.


Lauren Hutton before her debut performance in “Extremities” at Coronet Theater in Los Angeles, California.


Lauren Hutton during 52nd Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.


Lauren Hutton during Italian Designers’ Gala at Rainbow Room in New York City, New York.


Lauren Hutton arrives to the 47th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California.


Lauren Hutton at gallery opening for Peter Beard’s photos of Africa circa 1977 in New York City.


Lauren Hutton grabs a glass of Champagne in a sparkly dress at a fashion event.


Lauren Hutton opts to go behind the lens, a change for the model.


Lauren Hutton keeps it casual in a pair of track pants and white Converse.